Based on the topic that you have chosen, you will need to use critical
thinking skills to thoroughly understand how this topic can be a global
societal problem and determine some logical solution(s) to the problem.
This Final Argumentative Essay will present research relating the
critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment,
you need to address the following items in separate sections with new
headings for each:
- Identify the global societal problem
within the introductory paragraph and conclude with a thesis statement
that states your proposed solution(s) to the problem. For guidance on
how to construct a good introduction paragraph, please review the Introduction Paragraph Guideline (Links to an external site.) from the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence. Show why
this is a societal problem, and provide perspectives from multiple
disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different
parts of society have to say about this issue.
- Construct an
argument supporting your proposed solution(s). Be sure to consider
multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that
multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution. Provide
evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed
solution is viable.
- Interpret statistical data from at least
three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Do this by discussing the
validity, reliability, and any biases; identifying the strengths and
weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations of current
research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. You may
even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain
statistics from sources. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from
your solution. Be sure to provide at least one positive ethical outcome
as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from
your solution, and explain at least two ethical issues related to each
of those outcomes. It’s important to consider all of society.
a conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the essay, starting with
rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of
the topic and how they support your argument. For guidance on how to
write a good conclusion paragraph, please review the Conclusion Paragraph Guideline (Links to an external site.) from the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
The Final Argumentative Essay
words in length (approximately between 5-6 pages; excluding title and
reference pages), single spaced and formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.) with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Running header with page numbers
- Must include in-text citations (Links to an external site.) from at least 10 scholarly sources. Be sure to integrate your research (Links to an external site.) rather than simply inserting it.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined here (Links to an external site.) and here (Links to an external site.).
have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based
on the Turnitin report. Reference list will be excluded from the
Turnitin originality score.
- Must include a separate reference page (Links to an external site.) that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Source Document Requirements:
sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources
may be used. If multimedia sources are used, they must be authored and
distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools,
medical schools, or professors, or found in the Ashford University
- Government sources may be used, but no more than two
such sources may be used. Examples include whitehouse.gov, state.gov,
usa.gov, cdc.gov, etc. These websites can be used to make a stronger
point about your proposed soluation within the argument.
print documents are used for source materials, those must be
peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published
books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television
and radio shows, etc.) must not be used. Materials from advocacy groups
(e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for
Women, etc.) must not be used.
- Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia must not be used.
- Religious texts must not be used.
Good Critical Thinking Tips:
- Your paper should include academic sources that explain multiple sides of the issue.
interpretations of the evidence should be objective and state the
conclusions and theses presented in the evidence clearly and fairly.
paper should place the various forms of evidence in relation to one
another and demonstrate why one form or perspective is stronger than the
other positions that one could take on the issue.
- Your paper should point out the limitations of current evidence and attempt to indicate areas for future research.
- YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THE INTRODUCTION, THE THESIS, AND THE BIBLIOGRAPHY